Friday, June 8, 2012

The Misadventures of Boy Scout Camp

Warning: this is a long forgotten post from June...

So I've started this crazy, awesome, insane, scary project this summer. There is a quotation said by Eleanor Roosevelt, and I think it's my motto for this summer. It says, "Do one thing every day that scares you."

I decided to staff a Boy Scout summer camp this summer, and I think that's the scariest thing I could possibly ever of do.

It's been beautiful and amazing too.

We started the week with paddleboards, early morning swims in wet suits because the lake was so cold, and general shenanigans. We've sailed, swam, and gotten sunburned. We've come up with parodies to songs, chilled out in large piles of bubble wrap, and gone deep into Hokie territory to retreive icecream. We started as a group of total strangers, and we've become friends, family, and cohorts.

It's funny, for a chicken like me, this is a whole new world. It's scary, it's exciting, and it's wonderful.

I'm so excited for this next week, and who knows- my plan for tomorrow might be to shove myself in a dark hole in the ground-- for fun....

"Softly falls the rain today
As our campsite floats away,
Silently each Scout should ask,
Have I brought my scuba mask?
Have I tied my tent flaps down,
Learned to swim so I don't drown,
Have I done and will I try,
Everything to keep me dry?"

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